von Kármán Symposium

Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, 101 Guggenheim, Caltech


12:30 Luncheon
1:30 Theodore von Kármán and Caltech in the History of American Rocketry
Erik Conway, JPL Historian, Pasadena
2:15 Theodore von Kármán and GALCIT: Coming and being here.
Wolfgang Knauss, T. v. Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Emeritus
2:40 Budapest - Marengo, Pasadena: Karman's Life Spanned an Enormous Range
Fred Culick, Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:15 Knee High in July: The Growth of Karman's Seed Corn...
Dik Daso, University of South Carolina
4:00 Roundtable with Presenters & Share your von Karman stories
4:30 Closing Remarks
Otfrid Liepack, IAA, Pasadena
Reception to follow in the Guggenheim Lobby
  Moderator: Blaine Baggett, Director for Communication and Education, JPL
9:00 Opening Remarks
Charles Elachi, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
9:30 A Paradoxical Life, Pursued at the Right Time: Theodore von Karman, 1881-1963
Michael H. Gorn, Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
10:15 Morning Break
10:30 Theodore von Kármán and the IAA
Jean-Michel Contant, IAA General Secretary, Paris
11:15 Theodore von Kármán, the First Space Entrepreneur
Brian E. Sweeney, Esq., Vice President, Legal, Aerojet-General Corporation
12:00 Tour of GALCIT's von Karman Archives